"Wages are of no importance. The export of productive processes from America to China (off-shoring) was only an intermediate stage. The production has returned to America, but not the jobs."
“It seems that professional drivers are in danger to become unemployed this time. Even services sector could become hyper-automatized. It is characteristic that Troika in Greece is forcing the government to 'open' all professions. Although for example, private taxi owners and drivers form a quite saturated sector, which means that there are too many in every Greek town, the government promotes the 'opening' of this sector which means that, a few multinational companies will soon prevail 'dragging' prices even lower and making current small-medium taxi owners and drivers impossible to withstand the competition. Imagine the day when these companies would be able to own fleets without any drivers! More profit for them, more unemployed drivers!”
“The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on public roads from January next year.”
"A team of engineers used little more than paper and Shrinky dinks - the classic children’s toy that shrinks when heated - to build a robot that assembles itself into a complex shape in four minutes flat, and crawls away without any human intervention.”
"Intelligent machines will be able to design even more intelligent machines, leading to what mathematician I.J. Good called back in 1965 an 'intelligence explosion' that will leave human capabilities far behind.”
“The worst kept secret of Apple and its Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn isn't their poor labor conditions. It isn't even the fact that they use robots to help bring together all the pieces that make up an iPhone. It's that their robots are now performing more and more human-like functions.”
“The challenge we face is a daunting one. Work claims more victims around the globe than does war: an estimated 2.3 million workers die every year from occupational accidents and diseases,”